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Erick Ortiz Monroy



Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
T53, F53

Further personal information

Cuautitlán Izcalli, MEX
Athlete, Lawyer
English, Spanish
Higher education
Law - University of Cuautitlan Izcalli: Mexico City, MEX

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age eight in Cuautitlan Izcalli, Mexico.
Why this sport?
He played wheelchair basketball before switching to Para athletics after being invited to try the sport by a coach. He accepted the invitation as the sport matched his abilities.
Club / Team
Mexico State: Mexico
Name of coach
Carlos Ortiz Rivera [father, personal], since 2016
Training Regime
He trains for up to six hours a day over two sessions.

General interest

Wheelchair basketball. (, 03 Mar 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing sixth in the F53 shot put at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 15 Jul 2017)
Most influential person in career
His family. (En Izcalli Facebook page, 10 Jul 2021)
Hero / Idol
US basketball players Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. (En Izcalli Facebook page, 10 Jul 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up, everything is just a matter of perseverance." (Athlete, 15 Jul 2017)
Other sports
He has competed internationally in wheelchair dancing at junior level. (, 04 Apr 2008)
Famous relatives
His father Carlos Ortiz Rivera played American football at national level in Mexico. (En Izcalli Facebook page, 10 Jul 2021)
To win gold at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (, 03 Mar 2021)
He was born with arthrogryposis, a condition that affects the joints in the body. (Athlete, 15 Jul 2017)
Other information
He has served as commissioner of the board of directors of the Municipal Sports Institute of Cuautitlan Izcalli in Mexico. (, 21 Nov 2019)


Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F54 Final 1 2015-10-25 7
Men's Shot Put F53 Final 1 2015-10-29 5
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F53 Final Round 2016-09-14 6
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F53 Final 1 2017-07-21 5